Media update w.1923


  • Paypal invest USD 10 M in Swedish Fintech company Tink DiDigital
  • Here’s how Amazon is trying to figure out how to make robots be super efficient in warehouses Wired
  • EQT Ventures partner and several times entrepreneur envisions a bright future for European VCs Pitchbook
  • Alphabet acquired Looker (a buisness insights and analytics company) for USD 2.6 Bn to increase competition with Microsoft Azure and AWS Inc.
  • Big Tech companies are preparing to be scrutinised by US lawmakers in the nearterm NYTimes
  • Slack’s filing ahead of its direct listing SEC
  • Apple taking a clear turn towards being the company caring about your data security NyTimes
  • AirBnB about to become a public company too – here’s a take on their filing details Bloomberg


  • 2019 will be the year the average US consumer consume more time of their smartphones than their tv EMarketer
  • Instagram powers up to try to steal some of Tik-Tok’s users by adding automatically synced lyrics to the soundtrack you’ve added to your Instagram post TechCrunch
  • Barack and Michelle Obama’s “Higher ground” podcast strike exclusive deal with Spotify Deadline | Variety
  • Younger audiences are anticipating Disney’s streaming service according to survey Hollywoodreporter
  • Paid music streaming about to skyrocket according to Goldman Sachs Hollywoodreporter


  • City of Paris goes to fight with the electric scooter startups TechCrunch
  • Volkswagen about to set its trucks division free on the stock markets – most truck companies currently trading at better multiples than its car peers WSJ
  • One of the first larger acquisitions (still not that large) in the electric scooter battles as Bird is in discussions to acquire Scoot TechCrunch


  • A review stating Virtual Reality really is here with the Oculus Quest Kotaku
  • Review of the Valve Index – basically says – don’t buy it unless you want a desktop VR setup Engadget
  • Magic Leap’s Neal Stephenson was invited to Microsoft to discuss Mixed Reality NextReality
  • Magic Leap further added SketchFab support to its native browser RealityNews


  • Podcast streaming details from the ecosystem a16z


  • How ESPN should or will try to remain relevant when leagues bring their own streaming services to the markets VOX


  • If you haven’t seen Chernobyl – you should. Here are some real pictures from the site the past months MyModernMet

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